21 01, 2020

Opioid Misuse

OPIOID MISUSE Many people are prescribed opiates (painkillers such as Percocet or Vicodin) by their doctors to deal with physical pain. While opiates can be helpful for pain management, they are also extremely addictive. Some people who

20 08, 2019

What are opioids?

All opioids are chemically related and interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. Opioid pain relievers are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by a doctor, but because

30 04, 2019

What is heroin?

Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of the various opium poppy plants grown in Southeast and Southwest Asia, Mexico, and Colombia. Heroin can be a white or

30 04, 2019

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries,

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